JUST IN: DOH Releases COVID-19 Update For Today (May 23)

DOH Update on COVID-19 Cases, Deaths & Recoveries in the Philippines Now

DOH – The Department of Health released an update on the new COVID-19 cases, deaths, and recoveries today, May 22.

The COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting more than 200 countries and territories across the globe. Over five (5) million people were infected by this disease that was first recorded in China last December 2019.

The impact of coronavirus is far beyond what was expected of it. It has claimed over 339,000 lives in the different nations. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is going to be a long-term battle against the disease.


The Philippines is one of the countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus. In fact, community quarantines are implemented in the whole country now to prevent the spread of the disease.

Metro Manila, Cebu, Laguna province, and several other areas on high risk for coronavirus are under a Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). The people have to remain at home to prevent the spread of the disease.

The rest of the parts of the country are under a General Community Quarantine (GCQ). The people can go out but only for essential purposes like work and the purchase of food.

Every day, the Department of Health gives an update on the cases of coronavirus in the Philippines. For todaym May 23, DOH recorded 180 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 13,777 now.

Unfortunately, six (6) new deaths due to COVID-19 were recorded bringing the death toll to 863. With regards to the recoveries, according to the health department, there are 85 new recoveries bringing the total recoveries to 3,177.

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